Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Moral Imperative...

I have decided that I need another AR (who doesn't, really?). I dearly love my Conspirator from York Arms, so I'm going to order up a lower from Wally.

Now, giving that this is going to be built into a standard AR-15 carbine, and done up in full EBR guise, I'm thinking it needs a few custom touches.

For the magwell art: I'm thinking the VA outline and "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS" (VA motto, "thus always to tyrants" - second best state motto EVER)

Serial number: I'm partial to VAMOOSED001, although not wedded to it.

Caliber: I really like 5.56POODLE, but it's been done. Open to ideas.

Fire/Safe: here's where I'm stuck. I am absolutely SOLD on "MOLON LABE" for the "FIRE" selection, but I am *STUMPED* on the SAFE position. Bear in mind that 5 + 5 is about the max for characters. What the heck is a good "SAFE" setting?

Any other thoughts/suggestions for a custom lower commemorating my escape?

That is all.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

"No Boom" for safe?

Anonymous said...

ooh, how about "Feinstein".

Will Brown said...

"Stand By" seems descriptive.

Sigivald said...

"NO GO
BANG"

Dave H said...

How about paratus, Latin for "ready"? The Coast Guard motto is Semper Paratus, "always ready." It also shares a root with si vis pacem, para bellum ("If you would see peace, prepare for war"), from which we get the ever popular "parabellum."

Jay G said...

You, sir, are a GENIUS.

SAFE: PARATUS
FIRE: TYRANNIS

FREAKIN' GENIUS!!!

Anonymous said...

A drawing of a sheep.

Gerry

KevinC said...

Safe: "Hold. Hold..."
Fire : " Molon Labe"

SAFE: On my signal
FIRE: Unleash hell

KevinC said...

Caliber: "Enough".

That way, if someone asks if you've brought enough gun, you can say "Yep, says so right on the gun!"

RabidAlien said...

Heh....I was going to back DaveH's "Paratus" and "Tyranus" choices, but then I saw KevinC's "On my signal" and "Unleash Hell". I'm torn now!

Dave H said...

Ain't the freedom to be undecided grand, Jay?

Ed said...

For "SAFE" use "MAYBE SAFE", because it may be safe for those downrange, but unsafe for you if you need to fire immediately.

Glenn B said...

"RKBA" for safe since it keeps us safe.

Sdv1949 said...

SAFE: No Pew
FIRE: Pew

Matthew said...

Is gun, is not...

Irishdoh said...

Safe = Rule 1

However, I do like the latin suggestion as well.

Hafnhaf said...

Fire=Gun
Safe=Club

With "Mode Selector" under the switch.

AndyN said...

I'd say if Fire is going to be "Molon Labe", stick with the Spartans responding to belligerent foreigners theme and make Safe "If".

Anonymous said...

Liability if the standard "fire" and "safe" are not used????

Jim said...

Fire: FUCK
Safe: OFF


;-)


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Daniel in Brookline said...

I like using politicians' names -- "Feinstein" or "Biden" for safe, pick yer favorite for fire (Cruz? Perry? Eastwood? Whatever).

Looks like you've already made your choice, though. Latin -- keep it classy, Jay!

Anonymous said...

Safe: Click
Fire: Bang

Daniel in Brookline said...

My wife suggests some variation of "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus" (never tickle a sleeping dragon, the motto of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry).

Maybe not for you, but I bet DaBoy would like it.

She also suggests, on the subject of reputed libido, that you could use settings of "Hillary" and "Bill". (No, I didn't think so either...)

How about, for safe, fire, and auto, you use Eeyore, Pooh, and Tigger? (Yes, she's just full of ideas this evening!)

yankeefried said...

Hey, get a 300 Blackout instead of yet another 556!

Anonymous said...

Safe- STAB
Semi- SHOOT
Full- SHOOT LOTS

THOTpolice

MattB said...

Never underestimate the creativity of an internet full of bloggers. :) Now excuse me whilst I wipe down my keyboard....

Julie said...

I'm liking THOTpolice's suggestion of "STAB" for safe.

Anonymous said...

It's close to the 5+5 limit, but how about your signoff tagline?

FIRE: MOLON LABE
SAFE: THAT IS ALL

Lupis42 said...

I wonder if there's a way to work "Fight in the Shade" into a SAFE selector.

For caliber, I second "ENOUGH"

Geodkyt said...

"ENOUGH" for caliber.

Or, given the modularity of the AR, "YES":

Q: "What is that, 5.56, .300 Blackout, 6.8?"

A: "Yes."

Selctor settings:

SAFE - "FREE"

SEMI - "TYRANNY"

AUTO - "ALAMO" (Who knows, maybe you'll have a chance at an RDIAS for it some day?)

Geodkyt said...

Anonymous said...
Liability if the standard "fire" and "safe" are not used????

September 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

None. None, that is, in terms of deviating from :industry practice".

Now, if your settings were labelled something like "NO KILL", "KILL", and "KILL MANY", that would likely get twisted by a politically or tyranny minded prosecutor if used in a shoot to indicate a depraved mind or predisposition to unnenecssary violence to a jury of non-gun-owning Suzie Soccermoms.

Sort of like having "Smile, wait for flash" engraved on your muzzle, or having grip panels that say, "Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out."

8Notch said...

Safe= Friendly
Fire= Grumpy



Lokidude said...

I'm a fan Paratus and Tyrannis. And I'm assuming "Live Free or Die" is your vote for greatest state motto, but I'd be hard pressed to declare it better than the Virginians'.

Ed said...

FIRE = GO BANG
SAFE = NO GO BANG

JohnMXL said...

Too bad you aren't building a Class III firearm - Uma Thurman's directions to John Travolta in "Pulp Fiction" come to mind:

Fire = Warmer
Safe = Colder
Full = Disco!

I like the Latin, though!